Secondary

To provide a curriculum to enable all students to fulfil their academic potential.

The Secondary section of the school spans the ages 12 to 18 years and follows the basic provision of the National Curriculum of England; Key Stage 3 for Years 7 to 9, followed by a two-year IGCSE programme for Years 10 to 11 culminating in external examinations of Cambridge International Examinations. The final two years of secondary education, Year 12 to 13, is devoted to the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Features of a BISP education for all Key Stage 3 students include:

  • Mandatory instrumental music in mainstream lessons (instruments provided by the school). An important aim is to ensure that all students become musically literate.
  • Annual mandatory external LAMDA examinations  (London Academy Music and Dramatic Arts) for voice and spoken English.

Academic learning Spaces include: six fully equipped science laboratories; two large Art studios; two large Design and Technology workshops; designated department classrooms for Mathematics, English, Humanities, Modern Foreign Languages; Information Technology; Drama; Music rooms and practice booths; a secondary library; a large IB student work/common room.  An auditorium is used frequently as a learning area, as well as being a performance and assembly space.

Additional support includes an Intensive English Programme; Additional Educational Needs department; two university counsellors and a personal counsellor.

Our activities provision is also extensive, with a well-established CAS (Creativity, activity, service) and an International Award (IA) Programme.

Download the Secondary Parent Student Handbook